A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war.

See history for specific wars.

Angels of the Resistance: A WWII Novel
The Girls in Navy Blue
The Call of the Wrens
The Island of Extraordinary Captives: A Painter, a Poet, an Heiress, and a Spy in a World War II British Internment Camp
The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Strike the Zither (Kingdom of Three, #1)
Cradles of the Reich
One Woman's War
When We Had Wings
The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
American Midnight: Democracy's Forgotten Crisis, 1917-1921
That Summer in Berlin
Mussolini's Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
Where the Sky Begins
The Storyteller of Casablanca
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
The Memory Keeper of Kyiv
Yellow Wife
Signal Moon
What Child Is This
Perfectly Ordinary People
The Keeper of Happy Endings
An Ordinary Life
Still Life
A Feather on the Water
The Alice Network
Goodnight, Vienna
The Venice Sketchbook
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonSapiens by Yuval Noah HarariThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootQuiet by Susan CainFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
1,486 books — 1,184 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferTatiana and Alexander by Paullina SimonsThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Amazing WWII fiction (some with romance)
336 books — 629 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrAtonement by Ian McEwan
World War II Fiction
1,144 books — 1,966 voters
Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Longest Day by Cornelius RyanAn Army at Dawn by Rick AtkinsonWith the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge
Best World War II History (nonfiction)
603 books — 473 voters

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanA Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayBirdsong by Sebastian FaulksGoodbye to All That by Robert Graves
The Great War
649 books — 713 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothVampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Favourite young adult books
1,383 books — 1,249 voters

The Book Thief
All Quiet on the Western Front
All the Light We Cannot See
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Things They Carried
The Art of War
Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
The Nightingale
A Farewell to Arms
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
War and Peace
For Whom the Bell Tolls

Adolf Hitler
If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
Adolf Hitler

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Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars. ...more
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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